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Walker set to decide

Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood four-star defensive end Demarcus Walker hit the road on Saturday and checked out Alabama for their annual A-Day. While it wasn't his first time in Tuscaloosa, the 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive lineman was impressed by his latest visit to Nick Saban's program.
"It was pretty good," Walker said. "They really showed me a lot about Alabama. The coaches always treat me real good. I know they do it for a lot of people, but they always do it for me when I come over here. It is just such a great place."
During the visit, Walker had a lengthy conversation with Saban and his assistant coaches about how he would be utilized in the Crimson Tide's defense.
"If I come here, I will not be playing defensive end, I will be playing the Jack linebacker position, which is an outside linebacker and defensive end position, but they call it linebacker," Walker said. "They are real short there. Coach Saban told me they have talented guys there, but they need a guy like me. He wants a great pass rusher."
While Walker won't return home to Jacksonville until Sunday morning, he spoke with his head coach today about where his future will take him.
"I talked to (Sandalwood) Coach (Adam) Geis today about it and I have decided I am going to make my decision on May 24th," Walker said.
Walker, who is closing in on 30 offers, didn't share a narrowed list of schools that he will choose from.
"I don't really have a list of finalists," Walker said. "I am just going to announce my decision and put on a hat."
Walker has previously indicated that some of his top schools are Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, and LSU.
The Rivals250 prospect explained why the timing is right for him to decide his future.
"My parents told me not to rush, but I really feel like I am ready to decide," Walker said. "The recruiting process can be so tiring and there is so much going on. I am just ready to get it out of the way. I feel like I am ready. By taking these visits, I feel like I have figured out the team that I want to play for."